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Bullet-hit man dies in city

Dhaka – A man was killed as he was hit a bullet in the city’s Mohakhali area on Friday night. Hospital sources said Dulal was hit by a bullet near Mohakhali Wireless Rail Gate around 8:40pm while returning home on foot after spending leisure time with his friends Sohel, Tipu and Jamal at a restaurant. Read More »

Six held with cocaine in city

Detective Branch of police arrested six people along with six pounds of cocaine from the city’s Nikunju area on Thursday. The arrestees are drug peddlers-Md Kamrul Alam, 40, and Md Abu Taher Mandol alias Joba, 30, and their associates- pharmacy owner Md Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, 46, Kazi Khaliullah Mahmud, 40, Md Mamu Hawlader, 34, and Md Mosharraf Hossain, 44. Read More »

Writ petition seeks active HC bench during hartal, blockade

A public interest litigation (PIL) writ petition was filed on Wednesday seeking resumption of the High Court benches with judicial functions during political programmes like hartal or blockade.   Talking to newsmen, petitioner Yunus Ali Akand, a lawyer, said he filed the writ petition as no HC bench carries on judicial function for long on the pretext of political programmes like ... Read More »

15 hurt in crude bomb blasts at AL candidate’s rally in city

At least 15 people were injured as several crude bombs were exploded at the election rally of a ruling party candidate in old part of the city on Thursday afternoon.   Nine of the injured — Helena, 35, Monir, 20, Imran, 20, Quamrul, 20, Fazlur Rahman, 27, Khaleda, 22, Belal, 25, Mamun, 30, and Yead, 11 — were admitted to Dhaka ... Read More »

US media team of Bangladesh tour

A media delegation from Oklahoma, USA has embarked on a Bangladesh tour as part of an exchange programme supported by the US Department of State. To mark the visit, a function was held at BRAC Centre on Wednesday where the US participants and Bangladeshi media alumni who had been to Oklahoma on previous programmes were present. Read More »

5 gold smugglers held, 1340 tolas gold seized

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested five members of an international gold smuggling racket, including its ringleader, from the city’s Uttara area on Wednesday.   The elite force members also seized a haul of 1,340 tolas of smuggled gold worth about Tk 5 crore from their possession. Read More »

4 cops among 6 hurt in city bomb blast

Six people, including four cops, were injured in a bomb attack on the law enforcers in the city’s Mouchak area on Tuesday evening. Witnesses said 5-6 powerful bombs were hurled targeting the policemen stationed under the footbridge near Fortune Shopping Mall around 6pm. Read More »

AL, BNP lawyers say no to rally at SC

Ruling Awami League and its main opposition BNP leaning lawyers have agreed not to hold any meeting on the premises of the Supreme Court. Lawyers close to the two parties reached a consensus on this at a meeting with Chief Justice Md Mozammel Hossain on Tuesday afternoon. “We have agreed not to hold any meeting or rally on Supreme Court ... Read More »

ICT judge Fazle Kabir retires

International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) judge ATM Fazle Kabir, who led the trial of Ghulam Azam, Delwar Hossain Sayeedee and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for war crimes, has retired. He was bid farewell on Tuesday, his last working day. Read More »

AL-backed Blue Panel sweeps Duta polls

The ruling Awami League-backed Blue Panel swept the polls to Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (Duta) held on Tuesday.   The Blue Panel bagged nine out of 15 posts while its rival BNP-blessed White Panel got only 6.   Prof Dr AK Fazlul Haque Shah of the DU Marketing Department conducted the election as election commissioner. Read More »

Militants meet at Press Club: DMP Commissioner

The National Press Club and the High Court have been used as a ‘political shield’ by a group, Dhaka Metrpolitan Police Commissioner Benazir Ahmed has said. Read More »

Short-circuit behind Russian embassy fire

Short-circuit in a refrigerator started the fire at the Russian embassy on Monday morning. But it was controlled by fire fighters in less than an hour. Nobody was injured. Read More »

One injured in police firing in Old Dhaka

A wayside vendor in Old Dhaka has received gunshot wounds on Monday. 50-year-old Yousuf Ali Khan was hit when police fired to disperse a procession of Opposition supporters at Nababpur area on Monday. He was rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Bangshal Police Station OC Md Kuddus Fakir said that a few handmade bombs were exploded from a ... Read More »

Dec 29 March aimed at foiling polls: Tuku

Terming the opposition’s December 29 programme illogical, State Minister for Home Shamsul Haq Tuku on Wednesday said they have announced this programme to thwart the upcoming national election and the war crimes trial.  Read More »

Blast rocks district court area

A litigant woman was injured in a cocktail explosion in the court area of old Dhaka during the BNP-led 18 party opposition sponsored blockade of Monday. A cocktail hit Tanjeela Islam Shapla, 32, on her head at about 2.3 pm and she was rushed to the adjacent National Medical College Hospital, where the on duty physicians released her after first ... Read More »

3 injured in cracker blasts in city

Dhaka – Three shop employees suffered splinter injuries as miscreants exploded three bombs in the city’s Anandabazar area on Monday evening. The injured people were identified as Md Raju, 22, an employee of a footwear shop, Md Nur Alam, 22, an employee of a cosmetic shop, and Yafiq, 18, another shop employee. Read More »

More home-made bombs recovered in Dhaka

More bombs have been recovered from Mohammadpur in Dhaka. 32 handmade bombs and a huge quantity of explosives and gunpowder was recovered from the Geneva Camp , which houses the ‘Stranded Pakistanis’. Read More »

100 powerful hand bombs seized in city: 2 held

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive seized nearly 100 powerful hand bombs and huge bomb-making materials from Geneva Camp in the capital’s Mohammadpur area on Friday. Read More »

Police stop Manch march towards Pak HC

Several activists of the Ganajagaran Manch, including its spokesperson Imran H Sarker, have been injured when police charged baton to stop their procession that was taken out demanding suspension of diplomatic ties with Pakistan. Read More »

Woman allegedly killed in Mirpur

Police have recovered body of a woman from Dhaka’s Mirpur area. Her relatives have alleged that she was killed for dowry. Police found 28-year old Sharmin Morshed Maha hanging from the ceiling in a house early on Thursday. Read More »